To graduate from the School of English, students must attend and successfully complete a series of core,required-elective and elective courses. Students are required to choose their courses from the Schoolfour areas of specialisation: Applied linguistics, English literature, American literature, Translation and Intercultural studies.
The Schoolundergraduate degree scheme produces graduates with excellent training in the fields of linguistics, literature, translation, culture and the teaching of English as a foreign language. It also provides its graduates with theoretical knowledge, critical ability and methodological tools that could lead to advanced research in higher education, or professional careers in education or high-ranking jobs in the private and public sectors. To be more specific, the Schoolgraduates acquire training and skills in the following areas: 1) teaching English as a foreign language; 2) the study and teaching of literatures written in English; 3) cultural structures and institutions and 4) translation theory and practice.
Further to the specialized knowledge of their discipline and profession, graduates of the School of English also learn skills that would allow them to 1) apply knowledge in practice; 2) locate, possess, analyse and synthesise data and information using new technologies; 3) adapt to novel situations; 4) make decisions; 5) work independently or in groups; 6) work in interdisciplinary environments; 7) generate new research ideas and 8) demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to issues of gender, difference and multicultural diversity.
These skills and knowledge allow the Schoolgraduates to seek employment in primary- and secondary-education schools in the private and public sectors, translation offices, the publishing industry, banks, multinational companies, especially in their translation departments, and, finally, the field of professional interpreting.